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Another case for paid family leave: Newborns’ brain development
It’s yet another way the nation’s patchwork approach on family policy reinforces and perpetuates inequities.
'We’re crossing a threshold': Nancy Pelosi on Congress's effort to fund major new caregiving programs
In an interview with The 19th, Pelosi voiced confidence that the next budget reconciliation bill would include unprecedented commitments to child care, home care, paid family leave and early childhood education.
In Georgia, a helping hand for caregivers when parents are incarcerated
A two-person nonprofit offers support for incarcerated parents and their newborns, mediating with family and addressing financial concerns that are often overlooked.
The 19th Explains: What are Delta variant risks for children too young to mask?
What does the latest pandemic news mean for parents of children under the age of 2, who are too young to wear masks?
When 'breast is best' becomes too much
Many parents feel pressure and even shame when breastfeeding isn’t possible
Moms spent the equivalent of a full-time job on child care last year — while working at the same time
Data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on how Americans split their time last year shows moms of young kids spent about eight hours a day on child care while spending six hours on average working.
The push for paid family leave had stalled in America. Then men bought in.
A wave of dads pushing for paid family leave policies has taken the issue from a non-starter to one that could potentially become national policy.